Eric My laptop has 8GB RAM, 1TB HD & an i7 processor, yet Windows 8 is still freezing up & lagging regularly. Am I at some fault here? I've run every scan I can think of & the thing is malware/virus free. Is Windows 8 just bad? (this is my first Win8 machine)
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😀 Tom My 10-year-old desktop runs Windows 8 just fine. My guess is either you have defective hardware, or there is some software conflict.
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John Olinda Our student laptops use Windows 8.1 on machines with Celeron processors, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB hard drives and they're very responsive, so I would hazard that the problem is not with Windows in your case. Did it come with Windows or did you install it after the fact? We have much higher-specced machines at the school that lag because of overly-aggressive power management on the part of Samsung, so perhaps the OEM power settings are throttling your CPU?
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Eric It was preinstalled, which is probably the issue. Just waiting for the 10 release, else I'll split a partition and put on Linux Mint for leisure use.
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🧙 Lucian Marin I made an old Acer Ferrari laptop fast again by installing Ubuntu 15.04 on it. It was eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade, but who cares about that when you wait an entire minute to open an application.
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Anatasof Wirapraja Was it installed on mac or other machine? Idk wether it's a myth or what but I used to dual boot my mac with Windows 8.1 with bootcamp and it's less laggy than on my Desktop PC (with higher spec than my MBP 2011 that time for sure)
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Eric Standard Lenovo (lol) laptop, I removed all the spyware they packed. In fact I discovered it by chance before the big news broke lol, check my Sublevels.
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